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Chagall in Israel

September 10, 2002-March 15, 2003
Location: Dr. Julius and Hilde Merzbacher Galleries for Israeli Art
Artist: Marc Chagall
Curator: Stephanie Rachum
Media: Paintings and works on paper
Focusing on major themes in Marc Chagall's vast artistic repertoire, this exhibition includes some 80 paintings and works on paper culled from the collections of the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and private Israeli collectors. Special emphasis is placed on an exploration of imagery emanating from the artist's Jewish heritage, and on the artworks and projects that connected him to Israel. Included are unique drawings for autobiographical works such as First Encounters and Burning Lights, as well as illustrations to the Bible. The exhibition is a joint project conceived by the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum, oriented towards highlighting the strengths in Israeli art collections.